The news in the UK this week has us salivating at the prospect of 15% growth in the technology industry, fretting about whether our TV’s are spying on us and marvelling at the prospect of driver-less cars.
Of course behind all of these stories are innovations in technology, and whilst these headline grabbing innovations may be the ones getting all of the attention from the mainstream media, the biggest leaps forward are less celebrated but more consequential. In fact those who are familiar with modern flight technology (auto pilot…) or indeed the hit TV series Gogglebox (which I am personally not a fan of- for the avoidance of doubt) might be wondering what the fuss is about.
IT Security is one of those technologies that only grabs headlines when it goes wrong. At MTI we manage the security for some of the world’s highest profile institutions. Whether it is penetration testing, identity access and management, endpoint or infrastructure security, our team is quietly and diligently making sure that our clients are always one step ahead.
Datacentre technology is another area that has seen tremendous innovation over the past few years. Whether it is the advent of virtualization, hybrid cloud or flash storage, each of these leaps represents cost and energy savings, liberating businesses to do more with less. Our partner, EMC is arguably the world’s leading provider of these technologies, and to put this into context, getting a laser to read and write on a spinning disk at exactly the right point, is infinitely more complex then sending a car down the M4 without a driver.
So I welcome the news that the UK Tech industry is about to enjoy unprecedented growth. It is well deserved and I know that we are ready, with systems and solutions that are scalable, more agile and more secure than ever before. I just don’t believe that that growth is going to be coming from driverless cars or TV’s that spy on us as the nation tunes into Corrie.